After Effects Bootcamp

at Training Connection - The Loop

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$1,845 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 28, 9:00am - Nov 01, 4:30pm (5 sessions)

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Location:
The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Students will learn more on creating special effects for video and motion graphics.

Target Audience: Graphic and Video professionals who need an essential understanding of video editing, motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from many hands-on projects and tricks learnt on the class. No prior experience of After Effects is required. Training available on both Mac and PC.

Detailed Course Outline:


Introduction: Real-World Usage of After Effects
  • What is After Effects?
  • Cloud complete versus standalone plans
  • What type of media can it create?
  • What kind of media can be imported into After Effects?
  • Components of an After Effects file
  • After Effects workflow: Best practices
  • Media deployment file fomat roundup
  • What determines a project’s resolution?
  • What determines a project’s frame rate?
  • What are best practices regarding graphical and audio assets?
  • What technical specifications must be met?
Hands-On Unit 1: Setting Up an After Effects Project
  • About RAM and real-time rendering
  • Understanding linked media, and reloading clips
  • Setting Preferences and Project Settings
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a Composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating a Composition
  • Working with the Time Controls Panel
  • Working with Switches and Modes in the Timeline
  • Creating rendering presets, and rendering a Composition
  • Customizing the After Effects Workspace
Hands-On Unit 2: Basic Animation With Effects and Presets
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Creating text
  • Applying text animation presets
  • Applying effects to layers
  • Previewing effects
  • Nesting and pre-composing
  • Adding transparency
Hands-On Unit 3: Animating Text
  • Title design: Adding text layers
  • Creating and formatting text
  • Using text animation presets
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Keyframe interpolation basics
  • Animating using parenting
  • Converting imported Photoshop text
  • Animating text using a path animation preset
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Converting path points to positional keyframes
  • Auto-orienting a layer along a motion path
  • Adding motion blur
  • Rendering a Composition
Hands-On Unit 4: Animating Shapes
  • Differences between shape and mask layers
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating and animating shapes
  • Using Repeaters
  • Incorporating video and audio layers
  • Applying a Cartoon effect
  • Adding a title bar
  • Rendering a Composition using the AME
Hands-On Unit 5: Skills Summation Project
  • Adjusting layer anchor points
  • Masking video using vector shapes
  • Applying self-generating effects
  • Creating an animated slide show
  • Mixing audio track levels
Hands-On Unit 6: Working with Masks
  • Understanding alpha channels, masks, mattes, and keying
  • Importing masks from Photoshop
  • Animating masks
  • Exploring keyframe interpolation with the Graph Editor
  • Creating Animation Presets
  • Creating and editing masks in After Effects
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Using the Mask Feather Tool
  • Applying blend modes
  • Creating a vignette
  • Color correction basics
Hands-On Unit 7: Working in 3D
  • Manipulating 2D text and objects in 3D space
  • Creating and shading extruded 3D text
  • Animating 3D text
  • Multiple scene Views
  • Applying lights to 3D layers
  • Shading and shadowing layers
  • Animating light and Materials properties
  • Third-party 3D plug-ins
Hands-On Unit 8: Color Correction and Cleanup Adjusting color balance
  • Replacing a background
  • Using the Clone Tool to remove unwanted elements
  • Correcting a color range
  • Warming colors with the Photo Filter effect
Hands-On Unit 9: Rendering and Exporting
  • Testing for final Renders and Exports
  • Understanding video and audio compression
  • Rendering in After Effects’ Render Queue
  • Rendering in the Adobe Media Encoder
  • Creating Render templates
  • Rendering and Exporting to a variety of media types:
  • High-resolution recompositing
  • DVD-VWeb video
  • YouTubeMobile devices
  • Web video
Hands-On Unit 10: 3D—Advanced Concepts
  • Switching camera perspectives
  • Working with multiple views
  • Adding and animating lights
  • Adding and animating cameras
  • Interpolating camera motion
  • Cutting between multiple cameras
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite in After Effects
Hands-On Unit 11: Advanced Masking
  • Adapting complex masks
  • Positioning and scaling complex mask elements
  • Feathering complex masks
  • Animating complex masks
  • Rotoscoping with the Roto Brush Tool
  • Creating and refining Roto Brush segmentation boundaries
  • Freezing and unfreezing Roto Brush segments
Hands-On Unit 12: Color Keying
  • Understanding blue and green screen keys
  • Creating garbage mattes
  • Refining mattes and masks
  • Using the Keylight effect
  • Using the standard Color Key effect
Hands-On Unit 13: Particle Simulations
  • Applying Particle Simulation effects
  • Adjusting birth rate, longevity, and other effect properties
  • Adding additional effects
  • Compositing Particle Simulations
Hands-On Unit 14: Time-warp Simulations
  • Using the Timewarp effect to retime video
  • Establishing keyframes to control speed
  • Using the Graph Editor to adjust fast, slow, and reverse motion
Hands-On Unit 15: Painting and Cloning
  • Understanding the Paint tools
  • Modifying and saving custom Brushes
  • Creating Brush strokes
  • Animating strokes
  • Rotoscoping with brush strokes
  • Animating with the Eraser tool
  • Duplicating video with the Clone tool
Hands-On Unit 16: Puppet Tool Distortion
  • About the Puppet Tools
  • Adding Deform pins
  • Stiffening with the Starch Tool
  • Animating pin positions
Hands-On Unit 17: Warp Stabilization and Motion Tracking
  • Using the Warp Stabilizer VFX feature
  • Customizing Warp Stabilizer VFX settings
  • Using the Track Motion panel
  • Applying single-point motion tracking
  • Working with track points
  • Appying multipoint tracking
  • Creating motion tracking by applying Mocha planar data
Hands-On Unit 18: Expressions
  • Writing Expressions
  • Pick Whip Expressions
Hands-On Unit 19: 3D Camera Tracking
  • Tracking footage
  • Creating text and shadows
  • Adding ambient lightLocking layers to planes with null objects
  • Adjusting Camera depth of field
Hands-On Unit 20: Time-lapse Simulations
  • Simulating Time-lapse photography
  • Manipulating light over time
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Creating a track matte
  • Animating shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Applying Time Remapping keyframes
  • Customizing Time Remapping keyframe values
Note: Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

What's Included:
  • Adobe After Effect Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months Free Repeat Policy

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Refund Policy
Cancellations: 
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling:
Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).

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Tue, Oct 01 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Oct 02 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Oct 03 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Oct 04 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 5 $1,845
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Tue, Oct 29 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Oct 30 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Oct 31 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Nov 01 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
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Tue, Dec 10 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Dec 11 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Dec 12 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Dec 13 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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